Monday, November 8, 2010

Snack Match: Granola Bars

A snack match is an allergy-friendly snack that nutritionally and/or visually resembles a popular children't snack.

This week's snack is: Granola Bars

Snack Match substitute: Cranberry Bars

Cranberry Bars

These bars are perfect snacks for kids to make by themselves or with a little assistance.  They would even be a great classroom cooking project.  I hope you enjoy them!

1 C Rice Chex cereal
3 t honey
2 t sugar
1/4 t salt
1 t dried cranberries (or other safe dried fruits in small pieces)
1/4 t rice oil
2 individual Silicone cupcake holders or very small glass dishes

  1. Place Rice Chex cereal in a sandwich size ziploc bag.  Crush the cereal leaving no large pieces.
  2. Pour cereal into a bowl and add honey, sugar, salt, and dried cranberries.  Mix thoroughly.
  3. Place oil inside each cupcake holder and spread it around bottom and sides. 
  4. Put 1/2 of mixture into each cupcake holder and push down lightly to compact mixture.
  5. Place holders on a microwave safe plate.
  6. Microwave for 30 seconds.  Remove from microwave and allow to cool until just able to handle.  DO NOT leave in bakeware too cool completely or it will stick.
  7. Turn bars out onto a plate and allow to finish cooling.
Makes 2 individual sized bars.

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